BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 15, 2019 – The winner of the PGA TOUR’s John Deere Classic not only captured his first victory on tour but also secured the final spot in the Open Championship being held this week at Royal Portrush Golf Club. And, he did it wearing Nike® React Vapor 2 golf shoes featuring Champ® Pivix cleats.

“It was another great week for players wearing footwear featuring replaceable cleats with victories on four major tours,” said John Hohman, senior vice president of marketing for PrideSports®. “With rain in the forecast in Northern Ireland this week, cleats will once again be a critical piece of equipment for players who understand the value of maintaining stability and balance in wet, slippery conditions.”

At the John Deere Classic, 29 out of the top 31 finishers chose to wear footwear featuring replaceable cleat technology over spikeless/tennis shoes. Others wearing cleated footwear on professional tours over the weekend included winners of:

LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic (Footjoy® DryJoy Boa shoes featuring Softspikes® Pulsar cleats)
Korn Ferry Tour’s TPC Colorado Classic (Footjoy Tour-S shoes with Champ Pivix cleats)
PGA Tour Champions’ Bridgestone Senior Players Championship (Nike React Vapor 2 shoes with Champ Pivix cleats)

Replacement Softspikes® and Champ® cleats can be purchased in the golf section of most large retailers, sporting goods stores, golf specialty and golf course pro shops across the country. Cleats can also be purchased online from any of these locations, your favorite online store or directly from

PrideSports is the undisputed leader in the golf cleat segment with its CHAMP and Softspikes brands. The company recommends golfers change their cleats every six to eight months – or even more frequently based on use – to ensure golfers get the maximum performance out of their footwear.

CHAMP’s Helix®, Zarma Tour® and Stinger® cleats, as well as Softspikes’ Pivix®, Pulsar®, Silver Tornado® and Stealth® cleats, dominate the OEM and secondary market in terms of performance and sales. More information can be found at and

About PrideSports
Headquartered in Brentwood, TN with offices across America, Europe and Asia, PrideSports provides traction elements and retention systems to athletic footwear manufacturers around the globe as well providing its CHAMP and Softspikes branded products to retail channels worldwide - maintaining a preeminent position within golf, soccer, baseball, football and other sports. In addition, the company provides a full line of golf accessories and is the largest producer and distributor of golf tees in the world, with brands including Pride Golf Tee®, Pride Professional Tee System® (PTS) and Zarma Fly Tee®.

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